The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman is excited to announce several events for fans that will be held leading up to the 10th annual Military Bowl on Thursday, Dec. 28, with Navy playing Virginia at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28.

The fun starts on Wednesday, Dec. 27 with a handful of events in and around Downtown Annapolis:

  • The Military Bowl Wine Walk will be held at several art galleries, boutiques and other businesses throughout downtown, with complimentary wine tastings from 4 to 6 p.m. A full list of participating businesses can be found at org/winewalk.
  • Crawl to the Military Bowl with the Military Bowl Pub Crawl, which will be held at several local establishments throughout downtown featuring food and drink specials from 4 to 9 p.m. A full list of participating businesses can be found at org/barcrawl.

The events continue leading up to kickoff on Thursday, Dec. 28:

  • The Military Bowl Official Tailgate starts at 9 a.m. in the Blue parking lot on the west side of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Featuring military displays, games, music and entertainment with food and beverage available for purchase.
  • The Military Bowl Parade featuring the world-famous Budwesier Clydesdales begins at 9:30 a.m. Starting at City Dock and winding its way to the stadium, the parade also features youth football teams, military-themed groups, community groups, bands, mascots and more.
  • The third annual Bud and Burger Battle starts at 10:30 a.m. in the Official Military Bowl Tailgate as several restaurants and taverns vie for the title of Best Burger in Annapolis. Tickets include six slider samples and one beer for $25.

Tickets for the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO, are on sale. Starting at $25, tickets can be purchased online at or by calling Ticket Alternative at 877-725-8849. Proceeds from the Bowl also benefit Patriot Point, the Military Bowl’s 290-acre retreat for recovering service members, their families and caregivers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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